Mexican American Voices

Mintz, Steven
Date published: 
April 2009

Mexican Americans are the youngest and fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. They are also among the nation's oldest communities, with a rich and complex history that has largely been overlooked. In this volume, Steven Mintz seeks to restore Mexican Americans to their rightful place in the narrative of American history. Through its carefully edited selections, Mexican American Voices: A Documentary Reader draws on the voices of Mexican Americans to chronicle and interpret their experience from the beginnings of Spanish colonization of the northern Mexican frontier to the present. Over 90 primary documents, a visual history of the Mexican American experience, and accessible introductions and headnotes all come together to provide an indispensable introduction to Mexican American history and culture.